Wednesday, June 9, 2010

...and he's off again...

...this time it's Knoxville, Tennessee!! I am not sure if you all know, but I have a goal to hit all 50 states! I have a few more to go, but I am thinking Mark is going to hit the goal before I do...along with several different countries!! So not fair! I do, however; think he is sick of living out of hotel rooms and being away from his family! But, we appreciate all his hard work!


So those of you who know us, know that we like change...a little too much! We've changed our backyard several times! Let's just hope this is it!! After several hours of hard work, we are happy with our final product!!

Here's Kaycie basking in the sun...she wasn't much for helping! But, I did make her pick up a couple hundred rocks! Oh yes, she counted them!!
Mark taking Riley on a bobcat ride!! He loved it!!
Moving dirt...oh the fun! Moving more dirt!!Mark even did our sprinkling system all by himself! Helps to have a handy man around...saves a lot of $$ too!!
...and here's the finished product...more grass to mow, but less sticker weeds to avoid!!

The kids are happy...and I say...let the summer begin!!


For Kaycie's 10th Birthday, I promised to take her to New York! So off we went on quite the adventure! It was definitely one of my favorite trips to New York. She made it tons of fun, along with my sister-in-law Nicky and my Mother-in-Law Diana!
Here we are at the famous "Friends" fountain...we just needed our red umbrellas! Here's Kaycie with Dax Shepherd from Parenthood & Without a Paddle (one of our favorite actors)
Happy Birthday Kaycie, at the American Girl Doll Store, having tea!

Here's Kaycie with Randy Jackson, from American Idol!!

Kaycie with Kara Deoguardi from American Idol.

Kaycie at the butterfly display at the Museum of Natural History...this is my favorite pic...she looks like she is totally freaked out by the butterfly!

Kaycie in front of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Time Square!!

We were able to see and do everything we wanted to! The weather was great! And just so you all know, I have NEVER seen any celebs in New York and I've been there many times, but bring Kaycie along and you get to see tons!
We had a good time and I can't wait to go back!